portrait picture for John W. Ellis

Wake:

The wake will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk on Wednesday, May 25 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Service:

His memorial service will take place at Collins Funeral Home on Thursday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. with interment following at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.

 

John W. Ellis


April 6, 1924 - May 21, 2016

John W. Ellis, age 92, of Norwalk, CT passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2016. He was born on April 6, 1924 in Bristol, RI to the late John W. and Louise Ellis.

He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Corridor during WWII as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate, First Class Petty Officer. He was a life member (since 1961) and past commander of the American Legion Post 12 on Country Street in Norwalk.

He was an electrician by trade for his career. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) for 67 years and a former Business Manager. He also served as Chapter Manager of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) for many years.

He is survived by his four children, Kathi Fitzherbert and husband Gary of Washington, CT, Jacqueline Ellis and husband Paul Gilbert of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Kevin Ellis and wife Jean of Vero Beach, FL and John Ellis and wife Michele of Fairfield, CT and his six grandchildren, Kristi Beck and husband Jon, Anne and Matthew Gilbert, Marina, Marissa and Colleen Ellis. He is also survived by two great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Sarah Beck.

He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 49 years, Dorothea Parks Ellis and his brother James Ellis. He is also predeceased by his loving partner of 8 years, Jean Iaizzi Black.

The wake will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk on Wednesday, May 25 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. His memorial service will take place at Collins Funeral Home on Thursday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. with interment following at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.

  1. John was a great guy, Very nice and we will miss him.. may John Rest in Peace…

    May 24, 2016
    Bob, Kevin and Howard Forbis -
  • John and Kevin so sorry for your loss never easy sounds like he aged gracefully hope there no suffering again my regrets scotty Goodwin yarmouthport ma.

    May 25, 2016
    scotty goodwin -
  • Kathi, Jackie, John and Kevin
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of your dad – he was always smiling and laughing – a real joy to be around. I remember lots of fun times and summer picnics with your family, ours and the McVay’s. I hope that the loving memories you have of your dad will lessen your sense of loss.

    Fondly, Debbie

    May 26, 2016
    Debbie Riedell Burlando -
  • Dear, Kathi, Jackie, John & Kevin,
    Just heard about your father’s passing today, we are so sadden by your loss. I have just incredible and positive memories of your father. Summer picnics from my early years, my parents, your parents and the McVay’s playing cards, cooking, swimming late into the night. Your father was always there for me by getting me jobs during college as an electrician’s apprentice. I sometimes wonder why Stewart Leonard did not have more electrical problems with all the wire that I ran there during its construction. He was a wonderful man wth a smile on his face and a positive word always ,which will stay with me and Sheila forever.
    Kind regards,
    Glenn & Sheila

    May 26, 2016
    Glenn & Sheila Riedell -
  • 350 Grovers Ave, 10-B
    Bridgeport, CT 06605

    Michele…I’m sorry I never met your dad. Obviously, he had a full life, and much to be proud of. After all, you were/are his daughter. No more needs to be said, except I’ll remember your dad, you and your family in my prayers. God bless, Don

    May 26, 2016
    C. Donald Cook -
  • Kathi, Jackie, John and Kevin,
    I am so sorry for you loss. Your Dad was a pleasure to be around. He had a way about him that always made me feel good to be in his company. He always provided comic relief and had positive things to say to everyone. Where there was laughter there is love. And there was plenty of laughter when Uncle John (and Aunt Dottie too) were around. I hope the fine memories we all have of your father help lessen your grief, especially knowing what a positive impact he had on our lives.
    Sincerely,
    Brien Riedell

    May 26, 2016
    Brien Riedell -
  • I will pass this along to my dad, Arthur P. Sousa, 96, of Bristol, RI. We just heard from Marylou Hackman, now living near Orlando, FL that Jackie passed away back in May. There are a few of us left that always thought fondly of our reatives from Norwalk, CT. A nice prayer for Jackie, Uncle Jack, Aunt Lou, Jimmy and Mary.

    August 15, 2016
    Robert J. Sousa -
  • I was very sorry to hear of John’s death. He was my second cousin. I met him only once but found we shared an interest in family history. He was very generous in sharing genealogical information.

    September 2, 2016
    Seán Duggan -
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